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Katie Price’s ‘mucky mansion’ continues lavish renovation work despite her ongoing financial woes

Katie Price’s ‘mucky mansion’ in Sussex has continued its lavish renovation work seven months after she narrowly avoided bankruptcy amid her reported £2.1million debt. 

The former glamour model’s, 41, home was pictured on Friday after being transformed into a building site earlier this week.

In the photos, Katie’s £2 million mansion could be seen covered in scaffolding as renovation work got underway to transform the ‘mucky’ property. 

Home renovation: Katie Price’s ‘mucky mansion’ has continued its lavish renovation work amid her ongoing financial woes (pictured during Celebs Go Dating filming in June) 

A collection of the television star’s belongings could be seen scattered outside the property, which included a Buddha head, a garish pink mobility scooter with a licence plate which said ‘Pricey’ on it, ripped out carpets and a collection of laundry bags filled with items.   

The star’s windows could also be seen removed from their frames as they are set to be replaced as part of the lavish makeover.

According to The Sun, the former glamour model, 41, is creating a gym, beauty studio and horse exercise arena in a bid to transform the grounds of her Sussex estate.   

Building site: The former glamour model's, 41, home was pictured on Friday after being transformed into a building site earlier this week

Building site: The former glamour model’s, 41, home was pictured on Friday after being transformed into a building site earlier this week

Unrecognisable: In the photos, Katie's £2 million mansion could be seen covered in scaffolding as renovation work got underway to transform the 'mucky' property

Unrecognisable: In the photos, Katie’s £2 million mansion could be seen covered in scaffolding as renovation work got underway to transform the ‘mucky’ property

Making room: A collection of the television star's belongings could be seen scattered outside the property, which included a Buddha head, ripped out carpets and a collection of laundry bags filled with items

Making room: A collection of the television star’s belongings could be seen scattered outside the property, which included a Buddha head, ripped out carpets and a collection of laundry bags filled with items

In the grounds of the property, Katie’s Sussex garden was dug up, presumably for the horse exercise arena as she transforms her home.    

Abandoned ladders could be seen freestanding as well as a collection of wheelbarrows and diggers being used to plough up the garden.   

There were also shipping containers seen in the grounds of the property as well as a collection of silver gates and wooden blocks. 

Iconic: Katie's infamous pink Range Rover was spotted outside the property amid its ongoing renovation work

Iconic: Katie’s infamous pink Range Rover was spotted outside the property amid its ongoing renovation work 

New windows: The star's windows could also be seen removed from their frames as they are set to be replaced as part of the lavish makeover

New windows: The star’s windows could also be seen removed from their frames as they are set to be replaced as part of the lavish makeover

Lavish makeover: According to The Sun , the former glamour model, 41, is creating a gym, beauty studio and horse exercise arena in a bid to transform the grounds of her Sussex estate

Lavish makeover: According to The Sun , the former glamour model, 41, is creating a gym, beauty studio and horse exercise arena in a bid to transform the grounds of her Sussex estate

A source told MailOnline of the recent renovations: ‘It’s very small scale renovations, nothing major’.

It comes as Katie plans the extensive renovations as she plans for a big showbiz comeback amid her recent financial woes. 

This comes after the star narrowly avoided bankruptcy at a High Court hearing in December 2018 – facing a debt of £2.1million. She was once said to be worth £40 million.

A source told the website: ‘Katie’s planning this huge showbiz comeback and thinks she’ll be a millionaire by the end of the year, so spending money on the house is actually an investment.

‘She’s building a beauty studio where she can film YouTube videos as part of her new vlogging career, and a small gym that Kris can work out of – something she always promised Kieran but didn’t do.

Preparations: In the grounds of the property, Katie's Sussex garden was dug up, presumably for the horse exercise arena as she transforms her home

Preparations: In the grounds of the property, Katie’s Sussex garden was dug up, presumably for the horse exercise arena as she transforms her home

'Mucky mansion': There were also shipping containers seen in the grounds of the property as well as a collection of silver gates and wooden blocks

‘Mucky mansion’: There were also shipping containers seen in the grounds of the property as well as a collection of silver gates and wooden blocks

Abandoned: Abandoned ladders could be seen freestanding

Abandoned: As well as a collection of wheelbarrows and diggers being used to plough up the garden

Abandoned: Abandoned ladders could be seen freestanding as well as a collection of wheelbarrows and diggers being used to plough up the garden

‘She thinks she can return the house to its former glory at the same time her career takes back off. Then she can show it off on the reality show too.’

MailOnline contacted Katie’s representative for comment at the time. 

The mother of five, who split from her third husband Kieran Hayler last year, avoided bankruptcy at a High Court hearing in December, when she was allowed to enter into the Individual Voluntary Arrangement, a deal to pay back some of her debts.

A close pal allegedly loaned the star £22,000 to bail her out. 

Comeback: It comes as Katie plans the extensive renovations as she plans for a big showbiz comeback amid her recent financial woes

Comeback: It comes as Katie plans the extensive renovations as she plans for a big showbiz comeback amid her recent financial woes

Financial woes: This comes after the star narrowly avoided bankruptcy at a High Court hearing in December 2018 - facing a debt of £2.1million. She was once said to be worth £40 million

Financial woes: This comes after the star narrowly avoided bankruptcy at a High Court hearing in December 2018 – facing a debt of £2.1million. She was once said to be worth £40 million

Claims: A source told the website: 'Katie's planning this huge showbiz comeback and thinks she'll be a millionaire by the end of the year, so spending money on the house is actually an investment.'

Claims: A source told the website: ‘Katie’s planning this huge showbiz comeback and thinks she’ll be a millionaire by the end of the year, so spending money on the house is actually an investment.’ 

The High Court was told that the petition to make her bankrupt had been dismissed. The reality star was not at the court for the hearing, which lasted less than two minutes.

Deputy Insolvency and Companies Court Judge Middleton said: ‘This case has been dismissed after the parties concerned reached an out of court agreement.’   

Court costs of £881 are to be paid in accordance with the terms of the IVO (Individual Voluntary Agreement).’ 

Outside court, a spokesman for HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) added: ‘We are not the lead creditors in this case, but we are happy with the agreement. I can’t tell you who the other creditors are in this case at the minute.

Vlogging: They continued: 'She's building a beauty studio where she can film YouTube videos as part of her new vlogging career, and a small gym that Kris can work out of – something she always promised Kieran but didn't do.'

Vlogging: They continued: ‘She’s building a beauty studio where she can film YouTube videos as part of her new vlogging career, and a small gym that Kris can work out of – something she always promised Kieran but didn’t do.’

Career: 'She thinks she can return the house to its former glory at the same time her career takes back off. Then she can show it off on the reality show too,' they added

Career: ‘She thinks she can return the house to its former glory at the same time her career takes back off. Then she can show it off on the reality show too,’ they added 

Diggers: The mother of five, who split from her third husband Kieran Hayler last year, avoided bankruptcy at a High Court hearing in December, when she was allowed to enter into the Individual Voluntary Arrangement, a deal to pay back some of her debts

Diggers: The mother of five, who split from her third husband Kieran Hayler last year, avoided bankruptcy at a High Court hearing in December, when she was allowed to enter into the Individual Voluntary Arrangement, a deal to pay back some of her debts

‘We don’t have a specific date for the first payment and the amount has not been decided. Katie Price was not obliged to turn up to this court hearing today.’   

Jordan Trading was set up in 2003 and at the height of her earning power ten years ago.

She’s been ordered to pay her creditors within four years or her nine-bedroom mansion will be forcibly put up for auction to cover the debts.

But she will only have to pay back 41 percent of what she actually owes — the equivalent of £856,358 — in monthly instalments. 

Dismissed: The High Court was told that the petition to make her bankrupt had been dismissed. The reality star was not at the court for the hearing, which lasted less than two minutes

Dismissed: The High Court was told that the petition to make her bankrupt had been dismissed. The reality star was not at the court for the hearing, which lasted less than two minutes

Business: In June 2019 it emerged Katie's business empire had suffered a fresh blow after one of her firms was struck off by government officials, six months after the star narrowly avoided bankruptcy

Business: In June 2019 it emerged Katie’s business empire had suffered a fresh blow after one of her firms was struck off by government officials, six months after the star narrowly avoided bankruptcy

Stables: Katie's, who is a keen horse rider, stables pictured in the grounds of her home

Stables: Katie’s, who is a keen horse rider, stables pictured in the grounds of her home 

In June 2019 it emerged  Katie’s business empire had suffered a fresh blow after one of her firms was struck off by government officials, six months after the star narrowly avoided bankruptcy.

The star had failed to file any accounts for ailing business KDC Trading Limited since 2017 and was warned in April this year the firm would be dissolved unless its books were received by Companies House.

The star was told the deadline has passed and the firm will be broken up with any money left in its coffers will go to the Treasury.  

The firm used to sell her equestrian and clothing lines but the most recent accounts on Companies House reveal there is unlikely to be any cash left in the business. 

Books for the period ending April 2017 show debts of £22,000. In 2010 the firm had a bottom line of close to £500,000.  

Dissolved: The star had failed to file any accounts for ailing business KDC Trading Limited since 2017 and was warned in April this year the firm would be dissolved unless its books were received by Companies House (pictured in May)

Dissolved: The star had failed to file any accounts for ailing business KDC Trading Limited since 2017 and was warned in April this year the firm would be dissolved unless its books were received by Companies House (pictured in May) 

She is also being probed by the government over the collapse of another firm which sank with big debts.

Liquidators have been brought in to break up Jordan Trading Ltd which handled cash from a range of products including clothing and perfume lines.  

A liquidator’s report into Jordan Trading shows that Katie took out a £154,000 loan from the firm before it went belly-up which she cannot repay and she also owes the tax man £192,000.

Now her conduct as the firm’s sole director is being looked at by a government department.

And if any wrong-doing in the running of the outfit is discovered she risks being banned from being a company director for up to 15 years.

Business: The star was told the deadline has passed and the firm will be broken up with any money left in its coffers will go to the Treasury (pictured February 2019)

Business: The star was told the deadline has passed and the firm will be broken up with any money left in its coffers will go to the Treasury (pictured February 2019)

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